Sambursky Eye & Esthetics is proud to provide exceptional facial surgery services for natural looking results, and one of our most requested procedures is blepharoptosis surgery — or “ptosis repair” for droopy eyelids. Our doctors’ knowledge of and experience with the face and its delicate structures allows us to restore your vision, uncover your eyes, and bring out your most expressive self.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

  • Colloquially known as a “droopy eyelid” or ptosis, blepharoptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid hangs low over the eye. This usually happens due to an excess of skin or fat, or an issue with the levator muscle responsible for controlling the eyelid.
  • Ptosis can occur due to aging, injury, or as a congenital issue from birth.
  • This “lazy eyelid” can make you appear tired, look older, and distract from your natural beauty. In more severe cases, it can even obstruct your eyes and lead to vision issues such as amblyopia (lazy eye).
Before and after eyelid surgery

Blepharoplasty at
Sambursky Eye & Esthetics

During blepharoplasty, your eyelid surgeon will start by making a small incision along the upper crease of your eyelid. Depending on the cause of your blepharoptosis, we will remove or reposition excess skin and fat, correct the levator muscle by tightening and restoring it to its normal position, or both. In certain cases, we may attach the eyelid to other muscles to create a more natural appearance.

Blepharoplasty is almost always an outpatient procedure, and can even be performed with other eyelid treatments; our team will discuss the best course of action for you during a consultation.  

Eye surgeon at Sambursky

Meet Your Eyelid Doctor

Geremie Palombaro, D.O., M.S., FAOCOO-HNS is our Board Certified and award-winning ophthalmologist, oculoplastic surgeon, and osteopathic physician. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best look for the entire eye area and draws from his extensive experience with the face and eyes to do so. Previously voted one of the Top 10 Best Plastic Surgeons in New York and Pennsylvania, Dr. Palombaro is an eye care expert you can rely upon for all your oculoplastic and esthetics needs, from BOTOX® injectables to blepharoplasty eyelid surgery.
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Blepharoplasty Surgery Recovery

After your surgery, it’s normal for your eyelid to be bruised or swollen for one to three weeks; its appearance will naturally improve over one to three months. Most patients are usually ready to return to their work and daily activities within 10 to 14 days. Our team will discuss everything you should expect from your blepharoptosis surgery during a consultation: request one today and let our eyelid doctor show you how we can restore your eyelid and bring out your natural beauty!


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